Conn Iggulden is the author of Genghis: Birth of an Empire, the first novel in the series, as well as the Emperor novels, which chronicle the life of Julius Caesar. Iggulden, coauthor of the megaseller The Dangerous Book for Boys, continues his masterful series on Genghis Khan (following Genghis: Birt. For centuries, primitive tribes have warred with one another. Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united.

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Lords of the Bow by Conn Iggulden – book review

The first problem was that there just wasn’t enough Genghis Khan in this book. However, Iggulden’s breezy style and well-crafted plot quickly drew me in and I found myself hooked again by the unveiling of this incredible historical figure’s momentous life. Conn Iggulden’s novels are grand historical tales of conquest and vengeance, cruelty and greatness.

The first book did an excellent job of creating an interesting, if none too accurate, picture of his early life, and the struggles that grew him into the man he eventually would become. Always an interesting idea but rarely effective in storytelling. If that sounds interesting to you, check it out–but don’t miss the first Genghis book, which is one of the few coming-of-age stories not only tolerated but liked.

I don’t know, a bit dispassionate or disconnected. The book begins at the battle between the Mongols and the Namians, as seen from Kokchu’s the shaman of the Namian tribe perspective. Conn Iggulden’s masterful writing skills make this book a joy to read. My second issue was with the battle scenes.

Lords of the Bow

Languages Svenska Edit links. Additionally, it’s clear that we’re no longer supposed to focus only on Genghis, but also his brothers, and there was enough to leave me intrigued as to what they’d do next. It is these small details that round out this novel. His characters are realistic and the history is closely matched. During the course of Temuge’s lessons, he becomes addicted to Opium, which Kokchu provides for him.


Lords of the Bow Lords of the Bow first edition cover. It tells how he developed and improved his assault tactics. A leitura foi um pouco mais arrastada do que a do primeiro.

Review in Portuguese from Desbravando Livros: Encore Lords of the Bow Conqueror Author s: When his brother, Temuge, tries to intervene, he is forced to his knees.

They violence is not as graphic as in the first novels. Mar 25, Pages. The entire Mongol nation then begins to conh southwards, to take the kingdom of the Xia. Even though this is still fiction, it feels like a glimpse into the way of life for lorvs people. Non permettete a nessuno di prendersi gioco di voi, nemmeno per scherzo. Good second book continuing the story of Genghis and his conn.

Sep 29, Alice Poon rated it liked it Shelves: Moves at great pace and, whilst there have been some historical liberties, it is a great read. They shall hold the bow and the lance; they are cruel and will not show mercy; their voice shall roar like the sea, and they shall ride upon horses every one put in array, like a man to the battle. I even heard him say he picks the most interesting events that have happened.

While the relationship with his brothers continues to be explored, the relationship with his own loeds and wife is not. To steal women and land? A bonus to him because it’s hard to delve into Sumerian novels with almost no plot. They meet the age-old enemy the Chin and the battle Leader Genghis Khan continues to sweep all before him showing a vision for an empire that will stand long after he has gone. Sopra ogni cosa, rispettano il successo. It is well written igbulden very interesting.


The efforts that Genghis army took to besiege the city and fight the army was extraordinary. Please try again later. Laying siege to one fortress after another, Genghis called upon his cunning and imagination to crush each enemy in a different way, ghe overcome moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower—until his army faced the ultimate test of all.

Sieges and battles abound, giving the reader the first look in this series at what the Mongols could do when they were fighting other nations. Non sprecate il vostro seme.

Birth of an Empire. Looking for More Great Reads? Also in The Khan Dynasty. Now, under Genghis Khan—a man who lives for battle and blood—they have united as one nation, overcoming moats, barriers, deceptions, and superior firepower only to face the ultimate test of all: By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Final Thoughts While I enjoyed the book, it lacked the overall excitement of the first book. There is certainly name calling and phases that would be considered insulting in the context of the culture.

Spero che troviate degli uomini di cui potrete fidarvi e che creiate con loro un legame forte e profondo. Writing is sometimes like cooking, and he knows just how much of each ingredient he should add. It’s colorful, and gray in a vivid way doesn’t the s Mongol sound gray to you too?

All of the secondary characters have their own sub plots, which work well in increasing the tension throughout and providing at times an almost Arthurian intrigue. There is very little lodrs in terms of planning and development for these battles.